Miyosmart

The launch of MiYOSMART – A revolutionary lens design for children and teenagers with short-sightedness

We are delighted to announce that Realeyes is launching the revolutionary MiYOSMART lenses, which are designed to slow the progression of myopia, otherwise known as short-sightedness, in children and teenagers. They are lenses that can be put into a pair of standard glasses. 

Throughout the world the prevalence of myopia is increasing at an alarming pace, as children and young adults spend longer periods of time using digital devices and less time outside.

As opticians, we are committed to supporting the health of our customers, and after years of research and trials we are excited to introduce the patented Hoya MiYOSMART technology in our branches.

What is MiYOSMART and who will benefit?

MiYOSMART is the brand name given to the award-winning Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments technology from Hoya, which is capable of slowing the progression of myopia in children aged between 8 and 13 by 60%. The MiYOSMART lenses are designed to under-correct peripheral vision, whilst also providing clear vision, and the amazing lenses have won numerous industry awards.

How does MiYOSMART work?

Wearing MiYOSMART lenses daily will significantly slow the progression of both myopia and axial elongation, and we are sure that the safe, easy to use and effective glasses will become popular with children and adults alike. The lenses which are installed within standard frames are an exciting development as they are the first non-invasive option available to children. 

As part of your child’s routine eye test, our opticians will be able to look for key warning signs of myopia, and if there is an indication that your child may be at risk, we will discuss the MiYOSMART lenses with you. As children’s eyes continue to grow rapidly until early adulthood, slowing the progression of myopia is an essential part of eye health. Without treatment, these children and young adults could experience retinal damage, glaucoma, and cataract, with increased risks of vision impairment.

How much will MiYOSMART cost?

If it is recommended during your child’s free NHS eye test that further investigation is required, the charge for an initial myopia management consultation is currently free. During the appointment we will measure the length of your child’s eye and assess their suitability for the new MiYOSMART lenses. If the lenses are an ideal treatment option, you will be able to purchase the lenses upfront for £345 or you can spread the cost easily over nine months for £38 per month. 

Why choose Realeyes for your child’s myopia management

Our optometrists have been through a training programme and are fully accredited to prescribe MiYOSMART. With dedicated myopia management equipment, experienced opticians, and access to the latest MiYOSMART technology, Realeyes is the ideal choice. 

Our clinical director, Javed Kanani said: “Nothing is more important than the health and wellbeing of your child, now and in the future, you want to see your child thrive and that’s the key: seeing. You may have noticed your child struggling to see clearly at a distance, making it harder to concentrate at school and have a fulfilling experience at play. Your child may have myopia, or near-sightedness.

The incidence of myopia is expected to increase significantly as lifestyle changes, with children taking part in more near-work activities like using digital devices, studying, reading and spending less time outdoors. Hereditary, behavioural and environmental factors also play a part. Being able to have your child’s myopia diagnosed early not only corrects their vision now, but can help slow the progression of myopia and preserve their vision and eye health for the future.”

To book an appointment with the optometrist to discuss MiYOSMART visit http://www.realeyesuk.com/bookings

To find out more information click here 

 

Children's Eyes

How Do I Know If My Child Has Eye Problems?

Children often have no idea if what they can see is normal. If they have had a problem from when they were really young they just take it as a given that what they can see is normal. That’s where you, as a parent or grandparent can help them.

Ideally, you should be bringing your child in for an eye examination at least once a year so that we can examine their eyes, make sure they are healthy and they can see properly. Here are some telltale signs that something isn’t quite right and you need to visit your local optician. 

Misaligned eyes

If you notice that your child’s eyes don’t look in the same direction you really need to get their eyes examined. If left untreated it can lead to poor visual acuity in their eyes. It’s easily treated when they are young but left untreated can lead to a lazy eye.

Tilting their head to the side

This is also a sign that their eyes can be misaligned. When a child constantly tilts their head to see they are actually changing the angle in which they look at things. Head tilting can also be associated with a condition where the eyelid droops and impairs their vision.

Squinting

When a child squints they are actually trying to change the shape of the eyes and adjust the amount of light that comes into their eyes. Squinting is often a sign that a child needs their vision corrected with a pair of glasses.

Covering or closing one eye

Children who cover or close one eye are likely to have poor vision in one eye. This eye can be strengthened at a young age by patching the stronger eye, but again, left untreated can lead to a lazy eye.

Headaches

Headaches can often be related to eye strain. If their vision is blurry their eyes have to work harder to see and this puts stress on them, leading to headaches.

Eye Rubbing

It is quite normal for children to rub their eyes but if they rub them frequently it can be a sign of eye strain, in which case it’s likely they will need to wear glasses. 

Sitting too close to the TV or holding a device too close

Myopia or short-sightedness has been in the news frequently over the last few years. Children don’t understand they can’t see so they naturally sit or hold the device to where they can. If left untreated, myopia can worsen over time. 

Reading inaccurately or missing lines

Many of our patients come to us complaining that when they are reading books the text moves, they get tired reading or they get headaches, eye strain, or even migraines. We offer a visual stress screening for children that can determine whether you could benefit from a different coloured background when reading. 

Clumsiness

Does your child walk into doors and tables or tries to pick up something and misses? This could be an indication that they need vision correction or glasses.

Troubling focusing at school

What seems like ‘behavioural issues’ or a ‘short attention span’ at school could just be a vision issue. We have so many children come into our opticians with this issue and have discovered they just can’t see. It’s hard to focus on a task when you can’t see. 

Listening to your children is important. We often hear children come in and tell us they have been telling their parents they can’t see but the parents don’t take them seriously. We understand that as parents it’s difficult to manage everything but your child’s vision is precious and it is better to sort out any vision problems when they are young as leaving it too long can often lead to poor vision and vision loss. 

Your child should have an eye examination at least once a year. You can find out how children’s eyes are examined at Realeyes by clicking here 

Take the Stress Out of Children’s Eye Health

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Take the Stress Out of Children’s Eye Health

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Many of us will remember having our eyes tested at school, however 70% of primary schools in England don’t offer visual screening and where it is offered it’s not extensive extensive enough given how modern technology has moved on, especially in eye care

Children find it hard to tell parents that they have an eye condition because they don’t know what normal is. So it’s important that you include eye examinations into your to do list.

Our optometrists are trained to check children’s eyes. At Realeyes we:

●      Have the facility to use symbol charts instead of letters when needed;

●      Check for conditions like squints, lazy eye, long and short sightedness. The earlier these conditions are picked up the better the treatment outcomes;

●      Check their colour vision, focusing ability, depth perception;

●      Use a Retinoscopy to closely check the back of the eye;

●      Look the outside of the eye, looking at their eyelid health, eyelash follicles and any eye discharge or swelling;

Your children’s vision is very precious and at Realeyes we can help to ensure that it stays precious so book an appointment today. If your child does need vision correction, we have a huge selection of kids’ frames, featuring their favourite characters and colours.

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